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June 2020

In case you do not know, we are currently open for take away food and drinks. We are implementing a rigorous Covid 19 Risk Assessment with your safety in mind. We are all looking forward to a ‘sit down’ opening when conditions are right and will let you know about this in due course. In […]

March 2020

Due to the recent Government announcement on Friday, we have taken the decision to close until further notice. We feel this decision is in the best interest of both our customers and staff. We hope you all stay well and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

March 2020

We were pleased to open our doors early on a Sunday morning in March to accommodate a group of runners to whom we served breakfast. The event was a great success and they thanked us on the day verbally and then sent a follow-up email as follows: “I just wanted to write and say thank […]

Summer in Winter – January 2020

The glorious sunshine on Saturday and Sunday gave rise to crowds of visitors at the Priory Country Park. Our Park Rangers said that the foot fall was record breaking for this time of the year and this was reflected in the number of Retreat customers.

July 2019

We have now been open for 3 years and take this opportunity to thank our customers for their continued custom. It has been great to see the numbers increasing as time goes by. We regard many of you as ‘Friends of the Retreat’ and look forward to seeing you appear on a regular basis.  

Spring 2019

Some weeks ago we were pleased to be approached by the John Bunyan Boat organisers to cater for some of their river cruises. For those of you who do not know, the boat is run by volunteers and raises funds toward expanding and protecting the river locally through the Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust. […]

Plastic Pollution

We at the Cloverdale Retreat, are disturbed by the issue of plastic pollution. As a result, we discontinued purchasing plastic disposables last year. The remaining stock in hand (mostly food containers), will be gradually phased out being replaced by compostable substitutes. You may have already noticed the introduction of alternative disposable cups. We hope you […]

Santa Scoot 2018

On 8th December the local Sustrans have organised a ‘Santa Scoot’. Buggies, walkers and scooters will be welcome to take part (No bikes on this occasion however). The Cloverdale Retreat Coffee Shop are pleased to support this charity event by providing some refreshments at the end of the event.

Good Review 2018

Below is a recent customer review for the Retreat. The person was positive about every single aspect! “A lovely cafe , next to the lake. Natural light is abundant , thanks to a large window which extends down one side of the cafe. It’s great to know too that they use solar power, generated from […]

Poppy Walk for Honour 2018

The Poppy Walk for honour in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal was held again in the Park on Sunday 12th August and featured live music. We were glad to support them with an electricity supply and collection box as in previous years.